Ceramics Studio Start Up

by Hannah MacKintosh in Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom

We did it
On 21st June 2019 we successfully raised £7,965 with 99 supporters in 35 days

To buy specialist kit enabling myself and other ceramicists in the Stirling area to teach beginners classes and develop our own practice.

by Hannah MacKintosh in Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom

New stretch target

The whole cost of the start up ceramics studio will be around 15,000 but we're making another funding application to Creative Scotland for some of the other costs around fitting the studio. If we have a successful crowdfunder for the equipment Hannah needs to get the new studio started, it will make our chances of getting this funding for the other costs, much better!


My Story

I am an early career ceramicist working in Stirling who is passionate about my practice and teaching others about my craft and throwing clay as an art form. I am part of the Made in Stirling collective at the new creative hub at 44 King Street with experience of teaching community classes for all ages. Made in Stirling and this new ceramic studio are both connected with Creative Stirling, a social enterprise set up in 2012 who have recently established this new creative space in the city centre as part of scaling up their plans to energise and create capacity for more creative enterprise and arts led start-up businesses. The community ceramic studio will be a part of the new creative hub space.

At work on the wheel.

My Passion

It's going really well so far, lots of people interested in classes, events and opportunities in clay delivered at the hub studio, and I aim to make everything I do sustainable with a business model that reinvests all of the income I generate back into the studio. Funding for arts projects is really difficult these days, but I believe that traditional craft skills are super important and something everyone can enjoy and benefit from, and I know that there's a demand for clay experience from the lovely people who come into Made in Stirling Store every day and ask about when and where they can start learning pottery. 

The Need

I need some capital funding for a range of new ceramics kit so that myself and other local ceramicists can share their knowledge and skills with each other and with the wider community. I need potters wheels and a kiln, to start with, so I can help to establish the ceramics studio in the city centre to offer group classes and workshops that everyone can enjoy and bring something different to Stirling. 

Rewards

Here are just some of the rewards made by Hannah MacKintosh. To see more images of the rewards on offer follow us and Hannah on social media, or come into Made in Stirling!

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Some Teapots by MacKintosh Made available:

Some of the Cups available by MacKintosh Made:

Rewards available by local potter Kathleen Morison:

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£50 or more

10 of 10 claimed

Taster for Two

Need a night out with your partner or friend? This is the perfect bonding! Try clay throwing with an expert for guidance in an introductory session and discover your passion for clay - it's addictive!

£15 or more

13 of 20 claimed

Kids Clay Building Class for two

Two places for young people to discover hand building with clay as part of a fun group workshop activity - make something to take home age 8+

£20 or more

10 of 10 claimed

Hand thrown mug

One of a kind, hand thrown mug Made in Stirling by Hannah - MacKintosh Ceramics

£20 or more

10 of 10 claimed

£20 Mugs

Because of the popularity of these mugs I decided to add a few more! Its a one of a kind mug by MacKintosh Made never to be made again!

£25 or more

2 of 2 claimed

One of a Kind Piece by Kathleen Morison

2 handmade, unique works by Kathleen Morison. Come into Made in Stirling and follow on social media to see the work.

£25 or more

10 of 10 claimed

Adult taster clay throwing tuition session

Try clay throwing with an expert for guidance in an introductary session and discover your passion for clay - it's addictive!

£40 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Original Kathleen Morison Pot

Unique one of a kind pots made by Kathleen Morison, a local potter in Stirling and part of the collective at Made in Stirling.

£50 or more

5 of 5 claimed

Hand thrown Teapots

One of a kind, hand thrown Teapot Made in Stirling by Hannah - MacKintosh Ceramics. Go to [bloglink] to view and visit us instore [Made] to choose your piece.

£100 or more

4 of 4 claimed

Bespoke Clay throwing group workshop

Small group [4 adults] enjoy a private group session with tutor Hannah MacKintosh and discover the joy of throwing clay with your friends.

£200 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Bespoke clay throwing group workshop

Group [8 adults] enjoy a private group session with tutor Hannah MacKintosh and discover the joy of throwing clay with your friends.

£300 or more

1 of 3 claimed

3 month Membership

Discounted membership to the studio for 3 months, full price normally £360. Memebrship includes 12.5 kg of clay, cost of all glazes, kiln space for bisque, kiln space for glaze (enough to cover 12.5 kg worth of work), dedicated shelve space to store work and materials, priority booking of potters wheels, full use of equipment, storage space for wheels and equipment, automatic entry into studio exhibitions

£300 or more

1 of 2 claimed

Clay Teambuilding

Opportunity for 10 people to have a team building experience with hand building techniques. Up to 2 hours of teaching, experiencing clay, and building your team through a relaxed creative experience.

£400 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Clay Teambuilding Plus

Opportunity for 10 people to have a team building experience combining hand building and wheel throwing techniques. Up to 5 hours of teaching, experiencing clay, and building your team through a relaxed creative experience.

£595 or more

1 of 4 claimed

6 month Studio Membership

Discounted membership to the studio for 6 months, full price normally £720. Memebrship includes 12.5 kg of clay, cost of all glazes, kiln space for bisque, kiln space for glaze (enough to cover 12.5 kg worth of work), dedicated shelve space to store work and materials, priority booking of potters wheels, full use of equipment, storage space for wheels and equipment, automatic entry into studio exhibitions.

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